Call to stop child marriagesMarch 29, 2013
HYDERABAD: The Speakers of a seminar organized by HANDS and other social organizations at the Deputy Commissioner Office Matiari on the title “Welfare of Girls”, demanded brining amendment in Child Marriage Bill and making it more effective to prevent the child marriage in all sense, protect the rights of children and convert it into welfare bill for children.
They also demanded complete ban on the marriage of the girls having their age below 18 years. The General Secretary HANDS Bilqees Rehman said that child marriage not only affect the health of children but push them in psychological problems as well.
She said that child marriage has become a serious social problem of this country that needs much attention to get it resolved. She said that our coming generation depend upon the healthy mother
The Deputy General secretary of HANDS said that in rural area not only child marriage is being made but innocent girls children are being sold out as compensation of the personal sins of the parents. He termed this act as great violation of the human rights.
He demanded that age of 18 years be fixed for marriage of girls and added that who so ever violate this law be taken to task. The Additional Deputy CommissionerII Hyderabad, Farakh Bashir, and other government officers, workers of NGOs, elite citizens attended the seminar.